National Data Buoy Center: a rewarding agency to work for

Jul 12, 2024

Today we conclude this week’s interview with Craig Kohler, operations branch chieg for the National Data Buoy Center. We’ve learned a lot about this agency and its network of high tech data buoys in US and international waters. Today Kohler talks about how rewarding it is to work for an agency that does good teamwork at low cost, and provides valuable information to scientists and to the public.

Show transcript here: http://shipreport.nfshost.com/audio/SRTranscript071224.pdf

National Data Buoy Center: a rewarding agency to work for

National Data Buoy Center: a rewarding agency to work for

Today we conclude this week’s interview with Craig Kohler, operations branch chieg for the National Data Buoy Center. We’ve learned a lot about this agency and its network of high tech data buoys in US and international waters. Today Kohler talks about how rewarding it is to work for an agency that does good teamwork at low cost, and provides valuable information to scientists and to the public.

Show transcript here: http://shipreport.nfshost.com/audio/SRTranscript071224.pdf

National Data Buoy Center: how buoys stand up to brutal ocean weather

Jul 11, 2024

Today we’ll hear more from my interview with Craig Kohler; he’s an official with the National Data Buoy Center. We’ve been talking this week about the network of data-gathering buoys in US waters and around the world. Today we talk about how this data helps scientsits, and also how these hardy buoys stand up to the punishing conditions at sea where they are stationed.

Show transcript here: http://shipreport.nfshost.com/audio/http://shipreport.nfshost.com/audio/.pdf

National Data Buoy Center: a rewarding agency to work for

National Data Buoy Center: how buoys stand up to brutal ocean weather

Today we’ll hear more from my interview with Craig Kohler; he’s an official with the National Data Buoy Center. We’ve been talking this week about the network of data-gathering buoys in US waters and around the world. Today we talk about how this data helps scientsits, and also how these hardy buoys stand up to the punishing conditions at sea where they are stationed.

Show transcript here: http://shipreport.nfshost.com/audio/http://shipreport.nfshost.com/audio/.pdf

National Data Buoy Center tsunami warning buoys

Jul 10, 2024

We continue this week’s interview with Craig Kohler from the National Data Buoy Center, a US agency under NOAA and the National Weather Service that operates a network of data buoys in US coastal waters and around the world.

Today we’ll talk about the NDBC tsunami buoys that are strategically placed in the ocean to warn officials when a tsunami wave is occurring.

Show transcript here: http://shipreport.nfshost.com/audio/SRTranscript071024.pdf

National Data Buoy Center tsunami warning buoys

National Data Buoy Center tsunami warning buoys

We continue this week’s interview with Craig Kohler from the National Data Buoy Center, a US agency under NOAA and the National Weather Service that operates a network of data buoys in US coastal waters and around the world.

Today we’ll talk about the NDBC tsunami buoys that are strategically placed in the ocean to warn officials when a tsunami wave is occurring.

Show transcript here: http://shipreport.nfshost.com/audio/SRTranscript071024.pdf

National Data Buoy Center – an important local buoy gets repaired and put back in service

Jul 09, 2024

Today we’ll talk about our local National Data Buoy Center buoy, 46029, which was returned to service in June, 20 miles off the mouth of the Columbia River in the Pacific.

This important data buoy had been out of service since last fall. Today we’ll talk with NDBC adminstrator Craig Kohler about the buoy’s journey back to being in working order, transmitting data to waiting satellites – all about sea state, weather and other info. Important info for mariners.

Show transcript here: http://shipreport.nfshost.com/audio/SRTranscript070924.pdf

National Data Buoy Center: a rewarding agency to work for

National Data Buoy Center – an important local buoy gets repaired and put back in service

Today we’ll talk about our local National Data Buoy Center buoy, 46029, which was returned to service in June, 20 miles off the mouth of the Columbia River in the Pacific.

This important data buoy had been out of service since last fall. Today we’ll talk with NDBC adminstrator Craig Kohler about the buoy’s journey back to being in working order, transmitting data to waiting satellites – all about sea state, weather and other info. Important info for mariners.

Show transcript here: http://shipreport.nfshost.com/audio/SRTranscript070924.pdf

National Data Buoy Center – valuable local resource and worldwide agency

Jul 08, 2024

Today we’ll begin hearing excerpts from my interview with Craig Kohler, operations branch chief for the National Data Buoy Center. NDBC maintains a network of buoys in US coastal waters and in other places in the world, that transmit weather and climate data to satelites. We have NDBC buoys in our coastal waters including one right off the Columbia River Bar in the ocean called 46029. 

This week we’ll talk about that buoy system and why it is so valuable to mariners and scientists.

Show transcript here: http://shipreport.nfshost.com/audio/SRTranscript070824.pdf

Image: NDBC data buoy 46029, located off the mouth of the Columbia River in the Pacific Ocean. Image courtesy NOAA and NDBC.

National Data Buoy Center: a rewarding agency to work for

National Data Buoy Center – valuable local resource and worldwide agency

Today we’ll begin hearing excerpts from my interview with Craig Kohler, operations branch chief for the National Data Buoy Center. NDBC maintains a network of buoys in US coastal waters and in other places in the world, that transmit weather and climate data to satelites. We have NDBC buoys in our coastal waters including one right off the Columbia River Bar in the ocean called 46029. 

This week we’ll talk about that buoy system and why it is so valuable to mariners and scientists.

Show transcript here: http://shipreport.nfshost.com/audio/SRTranscript070824.pdf

Image: NDBC data buoy 46029, located off the mouth of the Columbia River in the Pacific Ocean. Image courtesy NOAA and NDBC.

A look at ship traffic, and – hot weather is about to arrive

Jul 03, 2024

Today we’ll take a look at ship traffic on the river, and at the predictions for our upcoming holiday weekend heat wave.

I’ll be taking the long holiday weekend to regroup a little from the exhausing but wonderful process of finally launching my boat (see yeastserday’s podcast.) So after today, I’ll see you all again Monday on the Ship Report.

Show transcript here: http://shipreport.nfshost.com/audio/SRTranscript070324.pdf

A look at ship traffic, and – hot weather is about to arrive

A look at ship traffic, and – hot weather is about to arrive

Today we’ll take a look at ship traffic on the river, and at the predictions for our upcoming holiday weekend heat wave.

I’ll be taking the long holiday weekend to regroup a little from the exhausing but wonderful process of finally launching my boat (see yeastserday’s podcast.) So after today, I’ll see you all again Monday on the Ship Report.

Show transcript here: http://shipreport.nfshost.com/audio/SRTranscript070324.pdf